Adventurous Last Minute Gift Ideas

Miss Lori's Adventurous Gift Ideas

Twas the night before the night before, The night before, The Night before, The Night BEFORE Christmas and you are still several gifts short. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Well, both of us actually. 

Even if it weren’t a last minute rush these ideas are timeless…if I may say so myself. Well, enough build up, here’s the skinny in three words:


Seriously! These are your keys to gifting success. I promise. Adventure is the real key and whether you engage in that through your imagination, visually or through live experience the thrill is priceless. Well, not FREE, but definitely Priceless.



My book choices are all about expanding our collective understanding of humanity in the current state of the world. I am a big believer that the more we learn ABOUT each other the more we will fight FOR each other instead of WITH. Now wouldn’t that be a magical gift.


The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Amazon  iTunes   Barnes and Noble  Audio Books Now


I’m Judging You; The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

I'm Judging You By Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie’s website

* Level 1: Some or all of the products or services mentioned were provided to Miss Lori free of charge.


We’re Going To Need More Wine;  By Gabrielle Union

We're Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

Barnes and Noble   iTunes  Audio Bookstore  Amazon


The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis is The Mother of Black Hollywood

Audio Bookstore  African Village Online  Barnes and Noble  Amazon


Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. by Ginger Zee

Natural Disaster By Ginger Zee

iTunes  Amazon  Barnes and Noble


Same Family Different Colors by Lori L. Tharps

Same family Different Colors by Lori L. Tharps

Lori Tharps’ Website  Penguin Random House  Amazon


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Amazon   Target  Barnes and Noble  Penguin Random House  Audible  iTunes  Thriftbooks



My movie choices are a strong compliment to my book choices in that they show humanity past, present and possible, with the occasional alien, superhero and triumphant cackle thrown in for good measure. Everyone benefits from a vicarious adventure courtesy of movie magic.



Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences

Fences Official Site  Walmart  Amazon  Target


Girls Trip

Girls Trip with Queen Latifa

Universal  Target  Walmart  Best Buy  Amazon


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Amazon  Walmart  Best Buy  Target


Spider-Man Homecoming

Spider-Man Homecoming with Zendaya

Amazon  Walmart  Best Buy  Target


Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman with Gail Gadot

Wonder Woman Official Site  Amazon  Walmart  Best Buy  Target


Get Out

Get Out by Jordan Peele

Amazon  Walmart  Best Buy  Target


Hidden Figures  

Hidden Figures with Taraji P. Henson

Hidden Figures Official Site  Amazon  Walmart  Target Best Buy



There are so many gift guides out there dedicated to STUFF, for our kids in particular. Many of those gift items will be practically outdated within a few short months of gifting. What if instead of more stuff we were to give gifts of experience? Memories don’t require batteries.

Miss Lori’s Bublup Roll

Miss Lori's Bublup Gift Guide of Healthy Experiences

“A Gift Guide to Healthy Family Experiences:

Because the most memorable gifts don’t come in a box”

* Level 8: Although not specifically compensated for this post, Miss Lori has an ongoing relationship with a company connected with a product, service or location mentioned in this post that Miss Lori feels may have influenced her decision to post about it.

Whichever type of adventure you choose to give to your friends and loved ones, be it a book, a movie or an experience, they are sure to remember it, and you, fondly long after the festivities themselves have faded. And isn’t that what gifting is supposed to be about.


Miss Lori

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